Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 December 1976

Volume 1 Issue 4

Defining the Residential Task

Christopher Brown


1 Department of Social Work, University of Queensland

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It is important to seek an accurate working definition of the residential care worker's major tasks. This involves making some arbitrary divisions between aspects of caring functions. Some of these divisions relate to aspects such as physical care functions, creating a total living situation, relating to families, and using resources of specialists. These aspects are presented diagrammatically and discussed. It is concluded that a definition of residential care functions is one key in the future development of residential care services.

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